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Poll Results: In light of EK's nickel failure, will you buy their blocks?

 
  • 39% (230)
    Yes, continue or consider using their blocks (copper or nickel)
  • 60% (354)
    No, I will look into other manufacturers.
584 Total Votes  
post #741 of 1650
Has this been posted in here yet? http://www.realredraider.com/vbullet...ad.php?t=47917
post #742 of 1650
What is the URL for Gary's Shop, I'd like to check it out and plan out my future purchases. I feel that he is a stand up kinda guy and to me that means he gets my business.
   
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post #743 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canis-X View Post
What is the URL for Gary's Shop, I'd like to check it out and plan out my future purchases. I feel that he is a stand up kinda guy and to me that means he gets my business.
He owns sidewindercomputers.com
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Originally Posted by AdvanSuper View Post
I know this thread is 75 pages long, but can you not search even just a little??
 
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post #745 of 1650
It was posted I think just 2 pages before that page.
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post #746 of 1650
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdvanSuper View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Angrybutcher View Post
I know this thread is 75 pages long, but can you not search even just a little??
Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
It was posted I think just 2 pages before that page.
Thanks guys, updates have been pouring in and life has kept me busy, I went ahead and updated the op. I've been busy keeping up w/ xs.org as Eddy participates there frequently, though comments are moderated a bit more than ocn (<3 ocn ). This is labeled as unofficial to ensure no confusion, BUT it does not dismiss its relevance in its findings by Rubidium.

Thanks guys, LMK if there is more info that I can update to the op. I'm going to clean it up a bit to ensure proper info is being accessed immediately by readers in the op.

-wermad
post #747 of 1650
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canis-X View Post
What is the URL for Gary's Shop, I'd like to check it out and plan out my future purchases. I feel that he is a stand up kinda guy and to me that means he gets my business.
Gary is a standup guy and great businessman, he owns:

sidewindercomputers.com

and

petrastechshop.com.

I would have purchased my blocks from them, but I had already placed my order before his announcement. As others have said, Gary will be my first stop (both sites) in considering future purchases.
post #748 of 1650
Quote:
Originally Posted by SecrtAgentMan View Post
He owns sidewindercomputers.com
REALLY!?!?!? Wow.....I've been purchasing from him already....LOL. I will continue to do so.

Does anyone know how his business is doing right now with all of this? I've been waiting on a few items for quite some time that never appear to be restocked.

....end off topic.

K, so, I unfortunately have an EK block on my CrossHair IV Formula and have been running F1 through it the whole time. The block is nickel and acetal (opaque-black)....will I void the warranty if I remove the acetal cover to inspect the block? I bought it directly from EK the day it was released....I'm sure it suffers from the same crap as what I've read through in here.
   
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post #749 of 1650
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canis-X View Post
REALLY!?!?!? Wow.....I've been purchasing from him already....LOL. I will continue to do so.

Does anyone know how his business is doing right now with all of this? I've been waiting on a few items for quite some time that never appear to be restocked.

....end off topic.

K, so, I unfortunately have an EK block on my CrossHair IV Formula and have been running F1 through it the whole time. The block is nickel and acetal (opaque-black)....will I void the warranty if I remove the acetal cover to inspect the block? I bought it directly from EK the day it was released....I'm sure it suffers from the same crap as what I've read through in here.
Per EK Support, no harm in opening up the block, the warranty sticker is their for leak certification. I would recommend to open it and inspect it. Good luck
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it also seems dependant on how long you have had it to weather it suffers from this defect
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